On the ways of the Lycians Antalya - Turkey

In order to get to know the Lycian mountain world with its pine and cedar forests, canyons and rivers and not to forget the cultural remains of the proud Lycians with their unique rock tombs, we have chosen the most beautiful forest paths in the Taurus Mountains.

Pricing

Price
Rider per person in double room incl. Yamaha XT 660 R Ténéré: €1,099.00 $1,222.59 ?
Rider per person in a double room incl. Honda CRF 250 L (limited number of pieces): €1,099.00 $1,222.59 ?
Rider per person in double room incl. Yamaha XT 660 Z Ténéré: €1,249.00 $1,389.46 ?
Rider per person in a double room incl. Honda Africa Twin CFR 1000 L: €1,589.00 $1,767.70 ?
Accompanying person in support vehicle (from 2 accompanying persons): €636.00 $707.52 ?
Single room supplement: €120.00 $133.49 ?

Features

Features
Airport transfer on arrival and departure
7 nights in boutique hotels of the upper middle class
Including half board
German speaking tour guide
Support vehicle (from 5 participants)
Rental motorcycle incl. liability and fully comprehensive insurance:
- Yamaha XT 660 R Ténéré (€ 660 SB)
- Honda CRF 250 L (limited quantity) (€ 360 SB)
- Yamaha XT 660 Z Ténéré (€ 790 SB)
- Honda Africa Twin CFR 1000 L (€ 1.400 SB)
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Flights
all expenditure related to the operation of the motorcycle
Gasoline
Toll fees
Expenditure for personal needs
optional excursions/entrance fees
Tips
furthermore all services which are not expressly listed as included, included services
Also not included but recommended:Travel insurance with cancellation protection

More details

More details
daily kilometres: 160 - 210km
Climate: Mediterranean
Minimum number of participants: 2 riders
Level of difficulty: medium to difficult
Road condition: asphalt, partly gravel roads and brook crossings
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

In order to get to know the Lycian mountain world with its pine and cedar forests, canyons and rivers and not to forget the cultural remains of the proud Lycians with their unique rock tombs, we have chosen the most beautiful forest paths in the Taurus Mountains. After we have left Antalya about 15 km away, we enjoy the whole week a trip almost without traffic. The hospitality of the mountain farmers of this region, as well as the fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea, will accompany us throughout the week, in addition to the wild, unspoilt landscape of the Taurus Mountains. We have 2 nights in Tlos and 3 nights in Kaþ, Strandhotel Aqua Princessi.

Tour schedule:

Day 1: Welcome!

Reception at Antalya airport and transfer to the hotel (about 20 minutes). At the takeover of the motorcycles we discuss the coming days in peace.

Day 2: Antalya - Tlos

Level of difficulty: medium

about 210 km

Share of gravel approx. 60 km

We leave Antalya in the direction of the ski resort. A winding road with beautiful gravel roads leads through the national park up to the tree line. In the skiing area Saklikent we have a tea break. The route continues in highlands, through nomadic settlements, offering natural and ever-changing panoramas of the Anatolian plateau. For lunch we are in Elmali, a typical country town and one of the most important cities of the Alevis. In the typical small town restaurant we eat local dishes and have the opportunity to visit a mosque from the 15th century. The very curvy route leads with many hairpin bends beyond the tree line, with beautiful views of the fantastic landscape of the Taurus Mountains. In the late afternoon we reach our boutique hotel, which has been run by a German family for 25 years.

Day 3: Tlos day trip Akdað mountains

Difficulty: medium

about 180 km

Gravel content approx. 60 km

From our boutique hotel in the mountains we are already on the charming, winding ascent to Akdað. Before we reach the tree line, the gravel road begins and leads us to a mountain lake. Here we will have a break for tea with a farmer and admire the wonderful high landscape of the Taurus Mountains, watch the colourful hustle and bustle of the shepherds with their animals. Over gravel roads we reach another small town in the mountains and can look forward to fresh trout food. The way back, mainly on gravel roads, leads through forests and impressive natural beauty to a small village where we have a tea break. Then the paved road leads through more small villages and fruit orchards to the oldest town of the Lykiyans - Tlos. After the impression of the ancient city we ride to our boutique hotel Berghof.

Day 4: Tlos - Kas

Difficulty: medium

about 180 km

Share of gravel approx. 50 km

What would be a tour on the old ways of the Lycians, if we would not take the opportunity to see their cultural sites. Immediately after leaving our hotel, the route takes you over narrow asphalt stages through the fields to Canyon Saklikent. After a short break the route takes us along the river Eþen, through the fertile valley, across fields and short main road passages to the ancient town of Pýnara. With the motorcycles we ride very close to the ancient sites. The ascent over unpaved forest roads is very enjoyable and we reach our lunch break destination. The vegetarian food is deliciously prepared by an artist of life, and we enjoy a view of the Mediterranean Sea below us, with all its bays. Largely unpaved forest roads lead through forests into the fertile Xanthostal. We visit Xanthos, capital of the Lykiyans, ride along the coastal road along the Mediterranean coast with its countless bays, where the turquoise water has carved deep caves into the rock, to Kas.

Day 5: Kas and mountain roads

Difficulty: medium

about 160 km

Share of gravel approx. 70 km

The small dreamy fishing town Kas with its peninsulas offers a perfect panorama that will accompany us for a long time on our way to the Taurus mountains. We will enjoy the peace and quiet on the hardly frequented roads, which gives us enough possibilities to appreciate the beauty of this area, that is pure riding pleasure. Today's lunch break we experience a farmer's family with typical country dishes and have an insight into country life. After dinner we stroll through Kas, can try water pipe (Nargile) or visit a typical Turkish hairdresser (Barber), enough variety is offered by numerous small bars and taverns.

Day 6: Free day in Kas

On request... hotel beach, or boat trip to Kekova (optional). Or book an extra tour on the motorcycle again!

Day 7: Kas - Antalya

Difficulty: medium

about 200 km

Share of gravel: approx. 50 km

The day starts again with a rich breakfast on the hotel terrace with a wonderful idyllic atmosphere, a good opportunity to discuss the route we will take to Antalya. We leave the small town of Kas. After only a few kilometres we ride again along the enchanting coastal road, below us the surf of the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, above us the mighty Taurus Mountains and again curves over curves and behind each of them there is another enchanting panorama that will delight us. Our last lunch is again prepared by a village family. Of course we will not take away the opportunity to ride off-road one last time on the last day. Once we arrive in Antalya, we will hand over the bikes and you will be riden to the hotel. At a last dinner together we might already miss the time we spent on the coastal roads and in the Taurus Mountains.

Day 8: Journey home

Transfer to the airport. End of the journey. Individual extension possible on request, with or without motorcycle.